Libria rises by Human Sacrifice… cove.

this area has turned up many nice problems to add to the v10 and 11 and a few others. we had an unexpected experience when we ran into two guys “camping” in the grotto where our project sits. we chatted for a bit and mentioned that a ranger during Xmas weekend will most likely be driving by to see why a car is parked late into the night (we’ve had rangers visit as late as midnight along GTR). no project that night.

crux of Librian Underground, v3. This problem sits at the bottom of boulder piles just over the dry waterway.

crux of Librian Underground, v3. This problem sits at the bottom of boulder piles just over the dry waterway.

this being our second visit to the area, we decided on the name Libria. (this area is most-likely already visited by sport and trad climbers… meaning it might already have a name. we think this because 3 boulders were stacked as stepping stones from one boulder to another behind this problem called aptly Librian Underground). the name comes from the movie Equilibrium, and this problem has 3 starts:  in the photo above starting on the rail jug that Jill is about to grab, it’s v0+, doing the one move from the sidepull/undercling, the low stand start, we called v3? the crouch start begins down and right where the flash is bright against the main wall in the photo above. the rock is solid, for the most part.

here is the start position. the right hand is on a poor horizontal created by the lower edge of a crack

here is the start position for the crouch start. the right hand is on a poor horizontal created by the lower edge of a crack

Librian Underground sit, v5? we called it that for 3 sustained moves.

Librian Underground crouch start, v5? we called it that for 3 sustained moves.

this video shows the low stand and the crouch start down and right. rock is excellent. one flake seems hollow, the side pull in the above image. not loose, just a bit hollow. all the stone in this area is very good. we’ll most likely keep developing here.

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~ by r. mulligan on 2014/01/07.

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